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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Write reports
  2. Conduct briefings
  3. Provide electronic products
  4. Obtain feedback from clients

Required Skills

This describes the essential skills and knowledge and their level required for this unit

Required Skills

analyse synthesise and evaluate material

apply deductive and inductive reasoning techniques

apply operational safety procedures

communicate effectively orally

communicate in writing via the preparation of intelligence analysis reports

construct sound inductive arguments

manage resources including budgetary human and physical resources and allocationaccess

use computers and information systems

Required Knowledge

available resourcesequipment required to support intelligence reporting and briefing processes

briefing and report writing techniques

client feedback mechanisms

correct interpretation of all applicable laws policy and procedures

different types of intelligence activity and their elements

electronic presentation techniques

government and policy environments within which operations will be managed

intelligence dissemination protocols including appropriate caveats and releasability of information

security issues and classifications

Evidence Required

The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the Performance Criteria Required Skills and Knowledge the Range Statement and the Assessment Guidelines for this Training Package

Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit


Consistency in performance

Evidence should be gathered over time in a range of actual or simulated workplace environments

Context of and specific resources for assessment

Context of assessment

Evidence should be gathered over time in a range of actual or simulated workplace environments

Specific resources for assessment

There are no specific resource requirements for this unit

Method of assessment

In a public safety environment assessment is usually conducted via direct observation in a training environment or in the workplace via subject matter supervision andor mentoring which is typically recorded in a competency workbook

Assessment is completed using appropriately qualified assessors who select the most appropriate method of assessment

Assessment may occur in an operational environment or in an industryapproved simulated work environment Forms of assessment that are typically used include

direct observation

interviewing the candidate

journals and workplace documentation

third party reports from supervisors

written or oral questions

Range Statement

The Range Statement relates to the Unit of Competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording in the Performance Criteria is detailed below.

Written report protocols may include:






Cover page

Executive summary

Glossary of terms

Introduction (aim, objective, methodology, limitations)

Probability rating


Referenced sources and agencies

Security classification

Table of contents

Timeframe reference

Professional manner may include:

Appropriate paragraphing

Correct spelling



Page layout

Paper quality

Use of colour

Using correct grammar and syntax

Electronic products may include:

Computer databases

Email and electronic versions of oral briefings or written reports

Modem communication


Video, DVD or audio tape

Feedback may be:






Appropriate action may include:

Amend present and future products and dissemination methods

No action

Respond to feedback